As a solid, mixed with patterns or occasionally amplified by unusual fabrics, a rainbow of colours await those ready to look on the bright side.
Created with Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo, the sweater becomes a true work of art, with an evocative portrait created using intarsia and jacquard.
Wool sweater, cotton tee, leather shorts, cotton socks and canvas sandals, from Dior Men.
Escape is a state of mind. That seems to be the notion behind JW Anderson’s collection for Moncler, which is awash in stripes and colours inspired by all things nautical.
Moncler X JW Anderson nylon down vest, cotton sweater and nylon cargo pants, from Moncler.
Leave it to Prada to show us how to wear colour in a thoroughly modern way: by mixing unlikely textures and shapes.
Nylon gabardine cape, nylon gabardine top and viscose sweater, from Prada.
Many designers are doing it now, but Hermes has long mastered the art of crafting next-level daily wear, such as this outer shirt made from ultra-supple suede.
Suede shirt (worn outside), cotton shirt and linen trousers, from Hermes.
New Givenchy creative director Matthew M. Williams, who’s also the founder of premium streetwear label Alyx Studio, combines his party-ready sensibilities with the elaborate details of classic Givenchy.
Silk top with train and leather skirt, from Givenchy.
A sky-blue mini dress would be arresting enough on its own. Add patent leather into the mix and you’ve got yourself a surefire attention-getter.
Patent leather dress, from Bottega Veneta. Leather heels, from Hermes.
To the touch
Possibly a nod to the DIY hobbies that many took up while in lockdown, artsy knits – such as this elaborate cardigan in teal – are having a moment.
Cotton knit cardigan, leather trousers and cotton knit loafers, from Bottega Veneta.
Over the past year, many have turned to gardening to bring nature into their homes. Another way to do so – pull on this Flying Flowers print sweatshirt.
Cotton sweatshirt, cotton shirt and cotton shorts, from Valentino.
Blue might be a classic colour, but it looks anything but predictable when juxtaposed with unusual proportions and surprising shapes.
Wool cropped sweater, chiffon blouse, denim bustier, denim jeans and leather boots, from Burberry.